9780534604899

Twenty Questions An Introduction to Philosophy (with InfoTrac)

  • ISBN 13:

    9780534604899

  • ISBN 10:

    0534604897

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/21/2003
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
  • Newer Edition

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Preface. Introduction. Part 1: RELIGION AND THE MEANING OF LIFE. 1. Does Religion Give My Life Meaning? Steven M. Cahn: Religion Reconsidered. John Powers: Some Important Buddhist Doctrines. Ramakrishna: Many Paths to the Same Summit. Lao Tzu: A Taoist View of the Universe. Janheinz Jahn: God and Gods in Africa. Bertrand Russell: Why I Am Not a Christian. Friedrich Nietzsche: God is Dead. Friedrich Nietzsche: The Anti-christ. Rosemary Radford Ruether: The Image of God''s Goodness. bell hooks: Love as the Practice of Freedom. H. L Mencken: Memorial Service. Albert Camus: The Absurd. Charles Henderson: The Internet as Metaphor for God? 2. How Do I Know Whether God Exists? St. Augustine: Faith and Reason. Saint Anselm: The Ontological Argument. Saint Thomas Aquinas: Whether God Exists. William Paley: The Teleological Argument. David Hume: Why Does God Let People Suffer? Fyodor Dostoevsky: Rebellion. Søren Kierkegaard: The Leap of Faith and the Limits of Reason. William James: The Will To Believe. Natalie Angier: I''m No Believer. John Wisdom: Gods. Part 2: SCIENCE, MIND, AND NATURE. 3. What Does Science Tell Me About the World? Carl Hempel: The DeductiveNomological Model of Science. Thomas Kuhn: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Karl Popper: Science: Conjectures and Refutations. Evelyn Fox Keller: Feminism and Science. Richard Feynman: Seeking New Laws of Nature. Susan Griffin: Gravity. 4. Which Should I Believe: Darwin or Genesis? The Bible: Genesis. Charles Darwin: The Descent of Man. Duane T. Gish: Creationist Science and Education. Philip Kitcher: Against Creationism. Michael Ruse: Is Evolutionary Theory a Secular Religion? 5. How Is My Mind Connected to My Body? René Descartes: Mind as Distinct From Body. Gilbert Ryle: The Concept of Mind. William Lycan: Robots and Minds. John R. Searle: The Myth of the Computer. Elizabeth V. Spelman: Woman as Body. Colin McGinn: The Mysterious Flame. Part 3: THINKING AND KNOWING. 6. What Do I Know? Plato: The Myth of the Cave. René Descartes: Meditation. O.K. Bouwsma: Descartes'' Evil Genius. Norman Malcolm: Knowledge Regained. Lewis Carroll: Through the Looking Glass. Jorge Luis Borges: The Circular Ruins. Bertrand Russell: Appearance and Reality. John Locke: Where Our Ideas Come From. George Berkeley: To Be Is to Be Perceived. Lorraine Code: The Sex of the Knower. 7. Does Language Make Me Think the Way I Do? Jonathan Swift: Getting Rid of Words. Ludwig Wittgenstein: Meaning as Use. Benjamin Whorf: Language, Thought, and Reality. George Orwell: Newspeak. Steven Pinker: The Language Instinct. Stephanie Ross: How Words Hurt. Friedrich Nietzsche: Communication and Consciousness. Lewis Carroll: Humpty Dumpty. Part 4: THE DILEMAS OF PERSONHOOD. 8. Who Am I? John Perry: The First Night. John Locke: Of Identity and Diversity. David Hume: Of Personal Identity. Meredith Michaels: Persons, Brains, and Bodies. Justin Lieber: How To Build a Person. Simone de Beauvoir: I Am a Woman. Charles W. Mills: "But What Are You Really?": The Metaphysics of Race Patrick D. Hopkins: Bad Copies: How Popular Media Represent Cloning as an Ethical Problem. Robert Wachbroit: Genetic Encores: The Ethics of Human Cloning. Jean Bethke Elshtain: To Clone or Not to Clone. 9. Why Are My Emotions Important to Me? Aristotle: On Anger. René Descartes: The Passions of the Soul. David Hume: On Pride. William James: What Is an Emotion. Jean-Paul Sartre: Emotions as Transformations of the World. Carol Tavris: Uncivil RitesThe Cultural Rules of Anger. Plato: Two Speeches on Love. Robert C. Solomon: What Love Is. Morwenna Griffiths: Feminism, Feelings, and Philosophy. 10. How Should I Feel About Abortion and Embryo Research? Susan Tracy: The Abortion. Judith Jarvis Thompson: A Defense of Abortion. Susan Sherwin: Abortion Through a Feminist Lens. Alice Walker: Right to Life: What Can the White Man Say to the Black Woman? Sidney Callahan: The Moral Duty to the Unborn and Its Significance. Dena S. Davis: Stem Cells, Cloning, and Abo

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